Registration is now open for summer faculty development workshops: UPDATED

Registration is now open for summer faculty development workshops: UPDATED

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Canvas 101 Online (June 30-July 18)

This two-week ONLINE and interactive course will cover everything you need to know to feel confident using Canvas for online, blended, or web-enhanced teaching. You’ll interact with your peers, practice using Canvas tools, and experience online classes from the student perspective!  One of our Open Campus specialists will facilitate each session and answer questions along the way.  Work at your own pace, but expect to spend about 4-5 hours per week for the two weeks.

Canvas Communication and Engagement (June 24, July 22)

Online classes can sometimes seem like a correspondence course and leave students feeling isolated. However, Canvas’ many communications tools can make online learning more interactive and engaging.  Come learn how to effectively use announcements, the course home page, discussions, the chat feature, and the collaboration tool to build class community and help your students feel connected.

WWW: Wednesday Webinar Wizards (Most Wednesdays)

Throughout the summer term, Instructional Designers, Olysha and Jason, will conduct an online webinar about an interesting and relevant topic in teaching, learning, and/or technology.  You can participate from your office or home, or wherever you have an Internet connection. You’ll need speakers, but no camera or microphone because you can participate via chat.  Academic Technologies will send an email each week with the topic and the link to join the webinar. By the end of summer, you’ll be a teaching and technology Wizard extraordinaire!

Certificate for Classroom Teaching & Learning (Cohort #2) Information Session (June 30)

Come learn about this very successful faculty development opportunity that will change the way you teach! You’ll get to know new colleagues while you learn how to use active learning, cooperative learning, and group learning strategies in your classes.

Say it with Videos (June 3, June 30)

This workshop will explore “free” software to create and edit short videos for your courses. In addition to the technical aspect of making the videos, you will also discuss common best practices for using video in the classroom. Bring your questions and ideas, and leave with a plan for bringing your course content alive with video.

Be Your Own Movie Director! Part 1 (June 6, July 1)

Would you like to know more about how to create educational videos for your courses? In this workshop, you will learn the basics of using Camtasia Studio. You will learn about the Camtasia Studio platform and the fundamentals on how to create and edit videos. A flash drive will be provided to work on the projects.

Be Your Own Movie Director! Part 2 (June 6, July 1)

This workshop is an advanced Camtasia Studio class. You will learn how to capture video, edit video, add special effects, add audio, and more. You will also explore how to export your videos and put them into your courses in Canvas. Note: Attendance at Part 1 is highly recommended! A flash drive will be provided to work on the projects.

*Google Drive Part 1: Maximizing Use of Google Docs* (June 13)

Whether you teach online, face-to-face, or a mixture of both, Google Drive is a powerful collaboration tool that you and your students can use to work together on projects, reports, and more, and to collect and share information in a secure online environment. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to use Google Docs in online, face-to-face, and blended classrooms. You will learn about tons of tricks and cool features in Google Docs.

*Google Drive Part 2: The Other Tools* (June 13)

Did you know that you are able to create a flowchart using Google Drive? Or send out a survey that is customized to your preferences? The second part in the two-part series on Google Drive explores some advanced Google tools such as forms, spreadsheets, drawing tools, and presentations. You will create your own and share with other workshop participants!

*Google Drive Part 3: You Tube and Hangouts* (June 13)

Having a Google account means that you have access to YouTube and Google Hangouts. In this workshop, you will learn how to set up a YouTube Channel and upload videos into youraccount. Additionally, you will explore Google Hangouts and live web streaming. You will walk away with new ideas and uses for these powerful Google video/streaming tools.


Using Response Systems for Formative Assessments (July 11)

Response systems are an interactive technology that enables instructors to pose questions to students and immediately collect and view the responses of the entire class. It’s a great way to keep students engaged while they learn, and be able to quickly assess whether students understand the material you are presenting.  Debbie Blair will demonstrate how to use a typical class set of clickers a couple free and cheap online options as well.

Mobile Technology in the Classroom (July 18, August 1)

Students come into our classroom with more technology in their pocket than was imaginable only a few short years ago. These devices can be used to collect data, access worldwide networks and produce professional grade presentations, yet mobile phones are seen by most as distractions and detriments to learning. Our automatic reaction is to demand that they be turned off and put away. Instead of trying to fight against the technology, why not use it? In this workshop we’ll look at the ways we can effectively use the technology to engage students and get them excited about learning.

Open Educational Resources (July 25)

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license  that permits their free use and re-purposing by others (as defined by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation).” This workshop will present an overview of the most popular OER websites and repositories. Additionally, you will learn more about the different copyright licenses and how to determine the license of your own resources and materials.


*Flipped Workshop! – A flipped workshops means you will receive info PRIOR to the actual meeting with a small amount of reading and/or other activities that need to be accomplished BEFORE the workshop time.